ageing

Why do we age?

Ageing occurs because we divest energy from ourselves and into reproduction, so we have less available to survive.

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ageing

«Understanding the discourse of aging», edited by Vicent Salvador and Agnese Sampietro

Understanding the discourse of aging analyses different perspectives on ageing in the media and mass culture.

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ears nose

Why do ears and nose grow when we are old?

In the early 1990s, a group of English doctors set out to study whether the perception that ears and noses grow over time was true. Àngels Royo explains the results of this research project.

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pandemia multitud persones ciutat

The keys to a preventable pandemic

Most probably, the current coronavirus1 pandemic represents the uncertain epilogue of an epidemiological period marked by the renewed prominence of the infectious disease in the last decades of the twentieth century

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life expectancy

How long will humans live in the future?

How long will humans live in the future? Humans as a species are programmed to live over 100 years, and are even considered to be capable of living up to 120 years.

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Why does our hair turn white with age?

The mechanism that produces white hair is not well known. It is very likely, although not definitely proven, due to the oxidation of melanin caused by the aging of the hair follicle cells.

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The ageless clam: Is «the inevitable» really inevitable?

L’envelliment és una disminució de l’eficiència de les nostres funcions fisiològiques que, en cas de no morir abans per causes externes, conduirà finalment a la mort.

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Interview with Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002, taks with Mètode about his experience in the science world, always guided by motivation and curiosity.

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